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jummy: a live picture as people in thailand ring in the new year. a look at the celebrations at bangkok.e of dawn in a gorgeous site. thailand not the only place where people are celebrating.
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families at yards park just counted down in a family-friendly celebration. john gonzalez is live with the early new year's party and other freebies you should know about. john: good afternoon. happy new year. this is the yards neighborhood in d.c. a first event in the entire area. a lot of children. at the strike of noon, they did a new and countdown. this is the williams family. what are you hoping for the new year? we have kids.
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keep them alive. john: how cool is this to celebrate with your kids? >> going to sleep right after this. john: we are to step out of the tent. let's talk to this young lady here. what was special about it? >> not making resolutions. john: let's walk around to the front of the tent. not only did they have the balloon drop, but look at the hundreds of families here. slide, moonmassive
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bounces, clowns, face painting. theof many events around d.c. area where folks are ringing in the new year. jummy: it looks like a great time. of preparations underway in alexandria for the annual first night celebration. jeanette: the clock is ticking. events totoo many list them all. whether you are bringing the , there is something for everyone. town will be buzzing with family-friendly activities starting 10 hours before. 28 indoor venues. clowns, games, and prizes, and so much more. it is organized by first night
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alexandria. thanve already sold more we sold up through midnight last year online. we are becoming more popular. >> you do a lot of things with your family. i am looking forward to the fireworks. especially my family and friends. there is heightened security. there will be more police out to 12,000the more than people expected to come out this new year's eve. end 2015 with some sun. doug hill is here with a look at the forecast. aoug: a little sunshine for
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change. degrees at reagan national airport. cold air is on the way. the cooler temperatures will move in tonight. tomorrow, a much chillier day. the day planner will work out well. partly cloudy skies and temperatures drop into the 40's. 10:00, partly cloudy and 43. fairly light wind. as far as what is coming next, sunshine, a bit of a breeze. weekend, anto the few degrees cooler. the next sevenor days and a couple of minutes. they: there are changes on
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roadway. let's get over to jamie sullivan. jamie: earlier today, it was light. we are still dealing with this landing blocked off. this is a disabled bus. you can see some of it. the bus has been here for most of the morning. everyone has to use the two left lanes. this will start to slow you down in d.c. that is it. no other issues in d.c. one stretch slowing in the capital. it is on the inner loop near 95. drops you down to about 12 miles per hour. no other problems right now as far as crashes or delays. on the re, it is
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f f -- on vre, it is an schedule. jummy: the metro system running on a wet giller -- on a regular weekday schedule with no track work scheduled. open rail will remain three hours later than normal. tomorrow, they offer rate on a sunday schedule. parking is also free at all metro parking lot. tonight, you will have plenty of options to get home safe. there is a sober-ride program. you can call their number. 800-200-8294. homean get a free cab trip up to a $30 fare.
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tonight, hundreds of protesters plan to shut down part of the city. sam: more than 500 people will "shutowntown d.c. to down."wn -- sandralives matter bland is the woman who committed suicide while in police custody. she was pulled over for a minor traffic violation. policeice was killed by in ohio after flashing a pellet gun. this week, a grand jury decided they won't not indict those two officers involved. the black lives matter movements as they will bring the protest to d.c..
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live and work in this area do not agree with their actions. >> there are better ways to do it. shutting down people's time in areas they enjoy, i do not know what message that sends. >> maybe they could go about it where people don't have anything against them. sam: another 6000 were invited to the protest. reporting in northwest, sam sweeney. jummy: more than one million people expected to crowd times square. be joined by some 6000 police officers. an eyeters will keep
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from up above while hundreds of cameras and radiation detectors will look out for anything suspicious. every spectator will be screened by hand at least twice. terror concerns have prompted officials in brussels to cancer their fireworks -- to cancel their fireworks display. canceled its display weeks after the terror attacks in november. there will be a five-minute video performance on screen just before midnight. cosby out onll bail. what his attorney is saying about the charges against him. the evacuation underway with millions dealing with historic flooding in the midwest. keep your fingers crossed. the powerball jackpot is rising. what you need to know about the next drawing. ushering in the new year with cooler weather.
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jummy: river levels continue to rise in the record-breaking flooding in the midwest. elizabeth hur is in valley park mandatoryhere a evacuation remains in effect. >> some homes floating downstream. mandatory evacuations remained in place. >> it is scary right now. authorities urge residents to stay off the roads. firefighters forced to use a ladder truck to pull this man
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stranded on the hood of his pickup. overnight, flooding shut down interstate 55, the third major highway to be closed in two days. >> nothing but water. >> at least 200 roads still impassable. >> a flood in the winter is dangerous. it is going to be a while. >> missouri not the only flooded state. shoes are wet. it is so deep getting to the car. >> parts of north carolina, florida, and georgia hit with rare winter flooding. its bond deadly tornadoes in texas. 7428year, there were north-central texas alone. the most since 1950.
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-- there were 74 tornadoes in north-central texas alone. right now, we are waiting for the mississippi river to crest. jummy: cameras captured the moment tonia couch landed back states.nited e couch is fighting extradition back into the u.s. she is accused of helping ethan couch violate the terms of his parole. bill cosby's attorney says her client did not assault a pennsylvania woman nearly 12 years ago. the comedian was arraigned yesterday on aggravated indecent assault.
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he was released on bail and surrender his passport. then have come forward in past year to accuse cosby of drugging and assaulting them. want him to stand up and tell the truth, and take it like a man. i want the truth to come out. i want justice served. a i hope media will take facts and look at the not be swept up into romanticizing the issues because of the many other baseless allegations out there. a preliminary hearing is scheduled for january 14. he faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. career is over after he allegedly took a swing at a police officer. to fans andologized the san antonio police department.
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because he is a senior, he will not play for the team again. he is charged with felony assault on a police officer. in collegebig day football. the top four teams kickoff in the semifinals. capital one orange bowl, oklahoma against clemson tigers. kickoff is at 4:00. at 8:00, the goodyear cotton bowl classic. michigan state facing alabama. the winners of the two games will play in a national championship on january 11. a lot of people hoping for a little good luck. the powerball jackpot is now at 334 million dollars. more than 32,000 tickets won prizes last night. no one matched all six numbers. lottery officials expect to sell more than 700,000 powerball tickets on saturday alone.
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maybe we should play, doug. doug: you never know. buyy: if we win, we can good weather. the weather is turning our favor a bit. starting to see a little sunshine. a look live across the city, you see glimpses that the clouds are starting to break a bit. we are making progress. 54 now. the wind out of the north-northwest. cooler and drier air will approach. 54, manassas. 54 in the nation's capital. precipitation-wise, a few snow showers pickup. this series oft
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days and all kinds of incredibly bad weather, things are settling down. we will be the beneficiaries of the system. clouds and moisture and the rain showers continue to move off the coast. skies will become partly to mostly sunny tomorrow. looks like the mostly sunny pattern will continue through saturday and sunday. temperatures get chilly. this is not a major outbreak. technically, high temperatures will be about average. a huge improvement over the steady dan of clouds and fog. hour-by-hour, mid afternoon, hours will have peaks of sunshine. a breeze, but not enough to whip up a wind chill.
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we will drop a degree at midnight. you see theen days, numbers. onh temperatures at average saturday. keep an eye on the average. the 20's.lows in we warm up as we head through the middle and end of next week. it does look good for new year's eve and new year's day. a major cell phone carrier changing the way you pay your phone -- pay for your phone. how officials
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many people clean their dentures with toothpaste or plain water. and even though their dentures look clean, in reality they're not. if a denture were to be put under a microscope, we can see all the bacteria that still exists on the denture, and that bacteria multiplies very rapidly. that's why dentists recommend cleaning with polident everyday. polident's unique micro clean formula works in just 3 minutes, killing 99.99% of odor causing bacteria.
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jummy: a kansas city man facing multiple charges after cameras record him leaving his dog at a dump. the camera shows the dog being pushed out of an suv. the driver's that off with the dog running behind. off with the sped dog running behind. a weekties found the dog after he was abandoned. vehicle'sced the license plate and the dog has been adopted. 7 on your side with a consumer learned at&t will no longer offer contracts. free witht the phone a two-year contract, you will have until january 7 two acts.
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-- january 7 to act. today is the last day for sprint and verizon customers to claim the refund money from a multimillion dollar cramming moment. the charges were hidden in bills in a practice known as cramming. both companies have claim forms online. clouds are moving out. doug will be back with what is ahead for our new year. his final look at our work
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jummy: for this last day of 2015. doug: partly cloudy, more sunshine this afternoon. tonight, 43. 42 around midnight. partly cloudy, a little bit of a breeze. breezy,rtly cloudy, 40's it. sunshine and cold weather into monday. jummy: thank you for joining us.
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